Figs & Lemon

My Culinary Adventures

Mediterranean Barley Soup

So Ramadan has started and this year I’ve decided to keep our iftars light and healthy. However, that didn’t quite happen yesterday. Yesterday, first day of Ramadan, we had a couple of really old family friends over for Iftar. You know what happens when you have guests over for Iftar? You need to pull out [...]


Roasted Almond Salad

Here’s an experimental sort of a salad that actually turned out to be quite good, in my opinion. The experiment : I made an Almond flavored dressing I have never added grapes to a salad before And I think it’s safe to say, that I was quite pleased with both my experimental adventures. Here’s what [...]


Butter Chicken

[Recipe Inspired slightly from Gordon Ramsay's version and made more desi]   I love Butter Chicken. My best friend loves butter chicken and she isn’t even desi! Who doesn’t love butter chicken…apart from my dad? Although he does seem to enjoy my version of it so…nevermind. Point is, everybody loves Butter Chicken! It’s super easy [...]


Grilled Chicken Salad

I, like the other 98%…97%? Ok 90! That’s the best I can do. I, like the other 90% of the Human population, prefer taste over health. So you can imagine my dilemma when I try to think of Healthy options while contemplating what to eat. So here’s what I do when I try to think [...]


Nasi Goreng

Here’s a really easy recipe with a really snazzy name. It’s basically just fried rice…in Indonesian. I present to you Indonesia’s national dish, Nasi Goreng! Here’s what you need: 500 gms  Cooked Rice 20 ml olive oil a drizzle of  Sesame Oil (a LIGHT drizzle) 2 Eggs 50 gms Prawns (peeled) 50 gms Finely chopped [...]


The Salad Situation

Now let’s face it, Salad is Salad. A salad does not and will not taste like a good juicy hamburger. It will never taste like a fresh out of the oven lasagna with hot cheese oozing out of it. So why do we eat it? To be healthy! Duh! Now hear me out. Obviously a [...]


Hi There!

So after months of useless contemplating, I decided to stop planning and start “doing”. And so I did. I started a blog. I start this blog at a point in my life where I want to try new things, change old habits, explore healthier options and…aahh who am I kidding? FOOD!! I want to cook [...]